Frigidaire dehumidifier freezing up

Frigidaire dehumidifier freezing up. We want to talk about why this happens and how you can prevent it from happening long-term.

Moisture accumulation in your home can damage furnishings, promote mold growth, and affect people with various health conditions.

That is why it is so important to have a fully functioning dehumidifier that works efficiently on the regular so that your home remains free of excess moisture.

Frigidaire dehumidifier freezing up

frigidaire dehumidifier freezing up

Frigidaire dehumidifier freezing up. When the extreme cold of winter rears its ugly head,

your trusty dehumidifier may become temporarily hindered by the drastic low temperatures causing it to freeze.

If you want to find out more about why this happens and how in the world you can prevent it from happening again, this article is definitely for you.

A faulty Fan Motor

Making sure that the machine’s fan blade is free to spin by hand is a decent indication of whether or not the likely problem is more likely a motor issue as previously described.

To test if power is being supplied to the fan motor, use a multimeter (also known as Volt Ohm) and connect it between the leads from the fan motor.

If there is power, then check to see if there are blades running or not which will give you an answer to determine what’s wrong.

If your dehumidifier has no responsibility for its fan then you might be looking at a bad part or one that needs repair.

Otherwise replacing such a thing would do nicely in helping you make your appliance work again.

Ensure the Fan Blade is replaced

Try turning the fan blade by hand. Ensure that the blade is not rubbing against the motor as it turns. If the fan blade does not turn freely or is rubbing against the motor.

This indicates that there may have been excessive movement in the motor shaft and blades which could lead to failure of both if not addressed.

To spare yourself a lot of time and effort on your end, we suggest addressing such issues proactively before they become significant problems for your customer you want to avoid repurchasing fans altogether.

 The Blower Wheel is damaged

Next, try and turn the blower wheel by hand. If the blower wheel doesn’t turn freely, or it’s rubbing against the fan’s housing, replace the blower wheel.

If you find that while switching on the water and electricity supply, there are sparks at points where wires meet and especially in areas behind electrical appliances such as washer, dryer, etc., be sure to get an electrician immediately to fix them.

Meanwhile, if you come across a loose connection or open wire strands in any of your electrical gadgets.

Which results in arcing or sparks on the power supply; stop using that gadget until it is fixed by a certified technician.

Clogged Air Filters

If you allow the air filter to become clogged with dirt, it could cause a plethora of issues for your equipment.

The airflow over the evaporator coils will decrease significantly and that can severely affect the flow of heated and humid air across the evaporator coils.

If there is not enough airflow, then the combination of heat from where the warm air comes out (evaporator coil) and cold airflow coming in could cause ice to build up quickly on those coils.

Causing many problems such as unnecessary energy loss and possibly even irreparable damage to your compressor due to icing. When in doubt, check and replace as soon as possible.

Air Flow Issues

The majority of standard dehumidifiers models require the room temperature to remain above 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

If the room temperature drops below this, the dehumidifier will not operate as it should which may cause coils to ice up.

So you will need a steadier model designed for lower temperatures if your climate regularly sees dips below 65 degrees.

Defective Humidity Sensor

Dehumidifiers with faulty humidistat sensors or humidity controls may not remove moisture effectively from the air.

A common practice is for an anti-frothing mode to kick in if there is excessive moisture present, to prevent ice accumulation on the coils.

This automatic mode protects how your unit works, but it can be temporarily disabled by turning off the compressor.

Once all ice melts from the coils, the compressor will turn back on. Normal operation can then be resumed.

A dirty evaporator or condenser coil

When a dehumidifier becomes clogged with dust, dirt, hair, and lint (they usually bypass the filter), contents like dust can build up in the coils and eventually cause malfunctions.

The washable filters help relieve this problem as they catch these extra elements before they can reach the coils.

When maintenance is performed on a regular basis and a filter is washed every month or so, it helps create an ideal environment that allows for maximum efficiency of your dehumidifier.

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